|Windermere is forever identified with the romance of the Lake District. The lake is the most well known of all the districts lakes and it draws in visitors all year round. In Windermere and neighbouring Bowness there are plenty of activities to keep visitors occupied even in times of inclement weather but perhaps less known are the wonderful range of walks which can be accessed locally. It was near Windermere that Alfred Wainwright, the famous fellwalker and writer of the Pictorial Guides to the Lake District discovered the Lake District when he viewed Lake Windermere from Orrest Head. It is simply and wonderful place with wonderful walks in the surrounding district, some of which can be found on this page.
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Walks in and around the Windermere and Bowness area
|Easy & Moderate Walks:|
|Loughrigg Tarn||I think Loughrigg Tarn is in the best setting of all. See if you agree on this easy stroll.|
|Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge||Loughrigg Fell and Tarn are just two of the highlights of this short walk.|
|Elterwater Waterfalls Walk||Skelwith Force and Colwith Force star in this brilliant spectacular walk.|
|Hawkshead to Lake Windermere||A pleasant walk with breathtaking views over Windermere.|
|Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water||A walk with much variety. It begins with one of Wainwright's easier fells before a lakeside finish.|
|Furness Fells and Tarn Hows||A walk with lots of interest throughout including two fells, quarries, a cave and beautiful Tarn Hows.|
|The Langdale Pikes||One of the Lake Districts iconic walks with many fantastic moments.|
|Bowfell & The Langdale Pikes||A spectacular walk linking Bowfell to the fabulous Langdale Pikes. This one is a John Deasey special.|
|The Kentmere Horseshoe||A brilliant eastern Lake District walk with seven of Alfred Wainwright's Fells on the route.|
|Greenburn and Helm Crag||A fantastic walk with some brilliant moments along the way.|
|Fairfield and Great Rigg||Breathtaking views can be found on the high ridges of this walk.|
|Helvellyn from Legburnthwaite||Probably the most popular walk in the Lakes, but not the way we did it!|
|Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake||A fantastic scramble is the highlight of this popular Langdale walk.|
|Crinkle Crags Bowfell & Esk Pike||A walk over the Crinkle Crags, Bowfell & Esk Pike from Great Langdale .|
|The Coniston Fells||The Old Man of Coniston is just one highlight of this thrilling exploration.|
|Helvellyn from Wythburn||A walk with a tough start to great views worth looking forward to.|
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